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IEA World Energy Outlook 2020
The World Energy Outlook, the IEA’s flagship publication, provides a comprehensive view of how the global energy system could develop in the coming decades. This year’s exceptional circumstances require an exceptional approach. The usual long-term modelling horizons are kept but the focus for the World Energy Outlook 2020 is firmly on the next 10 years, exploring in detail the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the energy sector, and the near-term actions that could accelerate clean energy transitions.
This is an opportunity to hear first hand from the IEA’s chief energy modeler Laura Cozzi and its Head of Division, Energy Supply and Investment Outlooks Tim Gould, about their new analysis of world energy and to question them directly about specific aspects of the report.
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Laura Cozzi was appointed the Agency’s Chief Energy Modeller in 2018. As Chief Energy Modeller Ms. Cozzi oversees the Agency’s work on outlooks and forecasts. Ms. Cozzi is part of the senior management team of the IEA. She is also Head of the Demand Outlook Division with responsibility of producing the annual World Energy Outlook, the IEA flagship publication, and the Global Energy Review among others. Ms Cozzi joined the IEA in 1999, and has been leading several editions of the Outlook, and has been co-author of multiple editions of the report. Prior to joining the IEA, Ms. Cozzi worked for the Italian energy company ENI S.p.A. She holds a Master Degree in Environmental Engineering (from Polytechnic Milan) and a Master Degree in Energy and Environmental Economics (from Eni Corporate University).
Tim Gould is co-head of the World Energy Outlook series at the Paris-based International Energy Agency, which is one of the world’s most authoritative sources for strategic insight on long-term energy and environmental trends. As Head of Division, he designs and directs the work on all aspects of energy supply as well as contributing to the Outlook as a principal author. He also oversees the Agency’s work on investment, including the World Energy Investment report.
The World Energy Outlook covers all fuels and energy technologies and uses different scenarios to illustrate the choices that can lead towards a more secure and sustainable energy future. As part of this work, Tim Gould has led in-depth analysis of Africa (2014 and 2019), Southeast Asia (2017, 2019), major oil and gas-exporting economies (2018) China (2017), Mexico (2016), India (2015), Brazil (2013), Iraq (2012), Russia (2011) and the Caspian region (2010). He has also developed and overseen a multi-year programme of analysis on the future of oil and gas and the evolving pressures on industry and major resource-holders, including detailed work on methane abatement and the emissions intensities of different fuels.